Michael Schiavone is Visiting Lecturer in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Unions in Crisis? The Future of Organized Labor in America.
The first part of the book considers the local and global interplay of professional baseball, covering:
Major League Baseball’s impact on the Dominican Republic
nationalism and baseball on the Mexican/US border
the globalizing forces of baseball as an industry.
The second part of the book is concerned with the cultural examination of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining:
the exaggerated world of bodybuilders in Southern California
the cross-cultural comparisons of male behaviour on a bi-national baseball team in Mexico
the historical examination of Jews in American sport.
This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society